Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

  • Sunday, October 23, 2016 1:30am
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Spiders: Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Native Plant Demonstration Garden workshop on spiders, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Willow Creek Hatchery on the northwest corner of Pine Street and Edmonds Way. David Richman will and show slides and talk about spiders in Washington. More at garden@pilchuckaudubon.org or 425-771-8165.

Green days: Help keep Everett’s parks healthy and green. No experience is necessary and all tools are provided. Upcoming Green Partnership volunteer days are: Nov. 5, Forest Park. Nov. 12, South Everett Forest Preserve. Nov. 19, American Legion Memorial Park, with salmon-themed work party with lesson on salmon and forest restoration. Nov. 26, Howarth Park. Sessions are 9 a.m. to noon. More at https://everettwa.gov/796/Green-Everett-Partnership.

Forest stewards: Want to learn how to lead your own forest restoration project, get other volunteers involved and bring some TLC to a park you love? Become a forest steward. More at greeneverett@forterra.org or 425-238-0065.

Mountain of fun: The Everett Mountaineers banquet will be Nov. 5 at The Embassy Suites Lynnwood. Featured speaker Lowell Skoog will talk about “A Living History: A Visual Perspective.” Skoog, a skier, climber, flyer, writer and photographer, has been a part of Northwest mountaineering since the 1960s. He is creator of the Alpenglow Gallery, alpenglow.org, and founder of the Northwest Mountaineering Journal. Outdoor Youth Connections will honor grant recipients and hold a raffle and silent auction. Proceeds will benefit youth education, recreation and stewardship outdoors. A social hour begins at 5 p.m.; program at 6 p.m. Advance purchase required; no sales at the door. Cost is $39. Purchase tickets at: www.eventbrite.com/e/everett-mountaineers-awards-banquet-2016-tickets-27418193555. For info: cwstrandell@gmail.com.

Powder: Seattle is on the 19-stop tour of “Monumental: Skiing Our National Parks,” presented by REI Co-Op. It will be shown at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Seattle REI. “Monumental” follows the tracks of skiers in Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Teton, Glacier and Olympic National Parks and features the voices of park rangers and locals. Meanwhile, as skiers travel farther and farther, looking for untracked powder and a refuge from crowds, a cast of skiers showcases what’s possible in national parks. Featured skiers include Lynsey Dyer, Max Hammer, Greg Hill, Colter Hinchliffe, Connery Lundin, Andy Mahre, Griffin Post and Kalen Thorien. Athletes and members of the filmmaking team will answer questions following the screening. Tickets at Powder.com/Monumental.

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